Arnica ampexicaulis
Literal: yellow flower

Season: may to july depending on climate
Habitat: forest clearings to montane meadows
Identification: Perennial that blooms during its second year of growth and every year thereafter. Bright yellow 1-4 inch in diameter flowers. Pine sage odor.
Toxicity: generally safe in topical applications, plant may cause severe gastroenteritis if ingested
Medicinal: Used as a muscle liniment for strains, sprains and bruises
Can be absorbed through the skin to aid in the transport of blood accumulations and other fluids through a dialating action of subcutaneous capillaries
Mix root with oil or cream and rub on externally
An analgesic pain reliever